Outside Lands: The world’s only gourmet music festival


With San Diego Pride behind us, another huge festival approaches on the horizon in the historic venue that is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The seventh annual Outside Lands Festival, billed as the world’s only gourmet music festival will take place Aug. 8-10, and will welcome fans from across the country as they flock to [...]

Stepping Stone San Diego: ‘Helping people get their lives back’

Stepping Stone of San Diego is a non-profit rehabilitation center that primarily serves the LGBT community by helping those who struggle with alcohol, drug addiction and HIV/AIDS reclaim their lives. “If you are a gay man, gay woman or transgender person and go to a program that does not accept that, you are not going [...]

Presenting the bleakest of this summer’s dystopias

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Few film franchises have been rebooted as successfully as Planet of the Apes. When Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrived in 2011, audiences were still smarting from Tim Burton’s bloated and boring remake of the eponymous 1969 film that started the series. No one had very [...]

Alisan Rowland to leave MCC San Diego for New Orleans

Rev. Alisan Rowland announced Sunday she has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in New Orleans and will preach her last sermon here Aug. 10 at MCC San Diego. Senior Pastor Rev. Dan Koeshall made the stunning announcement to the congregation first, noting the New Orleans MCC congregation voted [...]

Carl DeMaio missing from Pride parade while Scott Peters marches

Questions arose this weekend over the whereabouts of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, when he failed to show up for Saturday’s San Diego Pride parade. The parade, which attracted an estimated 300,000 participants and spectators, included many elected officials and candidates including DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, [...]

‘Revenge Porn’ guy uses new methods for extortion

Extortion and identity theft are not new crimes, but the way a Pacific Beach man allegedly committed them is new because of the immediacy of the Internet. A Nov. 12 trial date has been set for Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 28, who ran a “revenge porn” Web site in which he demanded money from women whose [...]

A Pride reflection: Do a street and a stamp erase the Twinkie defense?

Looking at the carefree young faces celebrating Pride, I couldn’t help remembering the world we faced at that age. My thoughts drifted to Harvey and the killings. The above phrase came to mind and I was sadly aware many young LGBTers have no idea it refers to Harvey Milk whom I hope they know was [...]


Nicole’s 40th Pride weekend

This 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride was an extra special weekend for those of us who marched in 1974. From the refusal to issue a march permit by the Police Dept., because we were “deviants” to our Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman marching with us this year with almost 100 police officers including gay and [...]

Cuban Fury

dvd of the week Despite promises from the film’s distributor, Cuban Fury was never shown in San Diego. Now this delightful film is on DVD. Nick Frost plays Bruce, a chunky Brit with a job in middle management. As a teen, he had been something else: a confident champion salsa dancer. On his way to [...]

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